Official Battlefield 4 Beta Launch Times

So you don’t have to spend your entire night hopped up on Red Bull, waiting for that Battlefield 4 beta to unlock, we’ve got official times from developers DICE that you’ll be able to download tonight’s exclusive beta, as well as the exact times the beta will become available to the public on October 4.

All times are in PDT, but feel free to use this Time Zone Converter to find out the exact times in your location.

Exclusive Beta (October 1st)

  • PC – 1:00 AM PDT
  • Xbox 360 – 2:00 AM  to 6:00 AM PDT
  • PlayStation 3 (Europe) – 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT
  • PlayStation 3 (US) – 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT

Note, release times for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are controlled by Microsoft and Sony, respectively. The beta will be available within the range or times above, per console.

Open Beta (October 4th)

  • PC1:00 AM PDT (UPDATE: 3:00 AM PDT *Note, the Exclusive Beta will conclude at 1:00AM PDT, and the beta will be unavailable for the two hours in between the Exclusive Beta end and Open Beta start.)
  • Xbox 360 – 2:00 AM  to 6:00 AM PDT
  • PlayStation 3 (Europe) – 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT
  • PlayStation 3 (US) – 11:00 AM PDT

Note, release times for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are controlled by Microsoft and Sony, respectively. The beta will be available within the range or times above, per console.

While you wait, be sure to read up on everything you need to know about the Battlefield 4 beta right here, including available maps and game modes.

Are you prepared 4 battle?

Source: EA Help

  • MegaMan3k

    Any word of size? I hope to start the download in the morning before work … Hopefully it fits in the space my BF3 DLC used to occupy. =/

    • jigga

      8 inches of pure girth. Oh you mean beta size. I would think about 1200 mb for the xbox version.

      • That guy you might know

        Would the Xbox version normally be less than the PS3 version? o:

        If its actually 1200 MB for both systems then just give me a moment to celebrate. I’m in the category of “Not-so-great internet”, but I can still do fine in a game online. Downloads just kill me.

        • Nope, both are 1.6 GB downloads

          • That guy you might know

            I was expecting like 20 gigs or something
            1.6 is like nothing xD

            Which is good of course.

            • Yes! Unfortunately for me, I have to work this morning so I’m having my brother download the beta for me which should be done by time I get back.

            • That guy you might know

              I know how that feels xD

              I’m still downloading another game and GTA Online is having serious issues. So it’s gonna be BF4 today

    • Ticmasta1234

      For PC, its 5GB :I i pre loaded it, BF4 is, upon release, 30GB…. 🙁 bye bye hard drive.

  • CoDforever

    Cod is king who cares about this copy and paste beta.

    • Ticmasta1234

      Soooooo pumpppeddd for thiiiiissss :3
      Also, weren’t you just posting how you don’t like it when people bash cod yet you’re bashing bf..? why cant we all just be happy with what we play and not bash others for liking what they like… :c not just you, bf fanboys too! :I

      • EndangeredQuake

        If you guys can’t tell, that’s a different account.

        • Ticmasta1234

          Wait it’s not the normal CodForever guy?

          • EndangeredQuake

            I clicked on his name while it was still up. It only had one post and the picture wasn’t there.

      • Angelreborn96

        He deleted his comment. He’s such a little annoying, lonely, loser, no friends, depressed troll, who which we will probably even encounter on the beta! 8D would you believe that?!

  • That guy you might know

    Just got rid of so much crap just for when I bought a 14 gig game.

    Kingdom’s of Amalur – 14 gigs
    FF XIV – 7 gigs

    Time to delete some more data ._.

  • Angelreborn96

    And I skipped school for this shit. What would’ve been the difference? Omg

    • Ticmasta1234

      Whhhhaaaat? 😮

      • Angelreborn96

        Lmfao. Oh well. Ill be playing GTA Online anyways 😉

    • That guy you might know

      I wish I could skip class for this.

      Its also unfortunate that games still can’t download while something is being played online (At least on a PS3)

      I can’t download the Beta while GTA Online is happening :c

      • Ticmasta1234

        I wouldn’t want to skip school… it’s pretty important.. :/
        ha ha, damn 😉

        • That guy you might know

          I demand consoles get Side-loading like PC, gaming equality for all!

          I just need too many things at once, I hate DICE for releasing it the same day as GTA. But I’m glad I get to experience BF4. Gaming gives me mixed feelings sometimes, I swear >~>

          • Ticmasta1234

            Haha, Yeah! Revolution! Over throw the Master Race 😉
            Hehee i know dem feels :3

      • Angelreborn96

        Haha yeah. But on the ps4 you’ll be able to. Thank god. And well since I’m skipping tomorrow, ill be playing GTA Online all morning and afternoon, cuz I called Rockstar games and they told me it won’t be up until 7am PST. Once I’m done with that, I’ll probably leave bf4 beta downloading at 3:00 hahaha >:)

      • Can’t do it on Xbox 360 either. Thank goodness for next generation, huh.

  • Guest

    Converted times

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  • QwietStorm

    So if we have Premium on console, how exactly do we access the beta? Are we supposed to have a code, or will it just be available to download?

    • You should be able to download it as if you were downloading a game demo on the XBL Marketplace or PSN Store.

      • QwietStorm

        Ok cool.

      • Emre

        but if we buy premium for BF4 do we get it also?

    • Timothy David Medric

      I can’t find it myself. Not on live marketplace I can see.

      • John S

        Same here i live in Missouri and it is not live yet.

        • Timothy David Medric

          I got it. I posted how.

  • Jamie Marques

    It starts at 9 AM here in Britain

  • PlatinumSoldier

    Tomorrow I’m going to be a zombie in college but it’s worth it 🙂

  • RECKLESSgoat

    Guys, how big is the file expected to be?plz answer fast

    • Matt

      5-6GB for PC, less than 2GB for console.

      • RECKLESSgoat

        wow really? only 2 gb? O.O

  • Warlon

    I woke up at 3am to play…completely worth it!!!

    • Warlon

      Beta runs smooth on my 4770k and HD 7970. Some of my friends using Nvidia cards were having stuttering issues, it may be driver related.

  • Joseph

    Cannot wait for this! GTA Online will keep me happy until I can get into the open beta.

  • SamRock

    Had several rounds of Conquest and Domination.

    I must admit.. its gets boring after a while (of course due to one map)

    On the bright side.. they have fixed almost all the issues from the Alpha

    1. Maps now loads in 20 to 30 secs(still no background map loading!)
    2. No more random crashes to desktop
    3. No more disconnection(EA online issues)
    4. More fly zone for Choppers

    There are huge number of players reporting that BETA build is not using the GPU at all. Some reported 100% CPU usage with 0 to 20% GPU being used. This is causing huge FPS spikes. I myself am getting abt 10 to 12 FPS

  • Ryan M. Bonk

    1. Go to console settings, change your locale to United Kingdom 2. Sign out of your profile 3. you should see the bf4 exclusive beta now in the games tab. Click it. 4. now hovering over the bf4 beta tab, sign back into your account via the Home button on the Xbox controller, otherwise the beta tab will disappear when you sign in( if you sign in a different way) 5. Now the beta should be downloading

    • Timothy David Medric

      Haha buddy, beat me to it. drinks tonight while we play?

  • Timothy David Medric

    For those with 360 looking for the beta, go to settings and change location to U.K. sign out. go to the games tab on the dashboard and you’ll see it. once it promos you to sign in do so, but as soon as you select the account you want to sign in as hit back. it’ll “trick” it into downloading. idk why but its just not dropping in the live marketplace.

  • Oliver eberhardy

    Kind of lame that people in the US have to wait a bit longer, but isn’t the beta going until the 14th?

  • zacflame

    Holy shit! I tried downloading it at 6 Am (US EST) on PS3, and it wasn’t there, and I got pissed, and I coincidentally checked again at 2:57 Pm EST and actually got to begin downloading at the very second it was released. WIN.